Rafting and Tubing

Deep Creek Tubing

Deep Creek Tubing

Rippling trout runs, sparkling waterfalls, natural swimming holes, mountain trails lined with wildflowers and a mile of the best whitewater tubing in the Smokies. For years, generations of fun-loving vacationers have been coming back to Deep Creek to experience the thrill of riding an inner tube down the rapids of this Smoky Mountain stream. The one-mile stretch of water in the National Park set aside for tubing is divided into two sections. There are several places to stop and rent tubes during the last few miles of getting to the entrance of Deep Creek. www.greatsmokies.com/tubing.php

Dillsboro River Company

Dillsboro River Company

Founded by expert paddler, Shane Williams, Dillsboro River Company is a family-run business in Dillsboro, western North Carolina, located right on the banks of the Tuckaseegee River. Guided raft trips and tubing trips on the Tuckaseegee River bring out the best of North Carolina rafting and tubing. Our professional, friendly guides love kids and showing them fun on the river. Mom and Dad (and family and friends) get to sit back and enjoy the river float trip, while the guide takes care of all the details! www.northcarolinarafting.com

Nantahala Outdoor Center

Nantahala Outdoor Center

With over 40 years’ experience, NOC has shared the outdoors with millions of guests on whitewater rafting trips and countless other activities from family-friendly trips to action-packed adventures. World-class staff leads whitewater rafting trips on the Southeast’s best rivers, including the Nantahala River. Learn to whitewater paddle from the pros in our renowned canoe and kayak Paddling School. They also offer adventure-learning programs for groups, a zip line adventure park, wilderness medicine courses, and many other activities. www.noc.com

Rolling Thunder River Company

Rolling Thunder River Company

Since 1977, Rolling Thunder has entertained almost half a million guests on the most popular and scenic rivers in the country: the Ocoee River, the Nantahala River and the Toccoa River. Join us for a whitewater rafting trip down a rushing mountain river or a gentle float trip and you’ll see why Rolling Thunder has become THE preferred rafting company for over 35 years. These river trips become magical moments in your vacation and you’ll find yourself rejuvenated and eagerly anticipating your next trip. www.rollingthunderriverco.com

Tuckaseigee Outfitters

Tuckaseigee Outfitters

Float trips on the Tuckaseegee River with us are set up self-guided allowing your group or family to go at your own pace not led down the river at a pace dictated by scheduling demands. This allows time to stop enjoy the views and step back from the often hectic pace of life. Guided float trips are available for those who feel the need for that extra help or attention. With prior reservation we can arrange to have a guide accompany you down the river. www.tuckfloat.com